4370Re: [wpmac] Another Inane Newbie Question
- Nov 3, 2007On 3 Nov 2007, at 14h10, J.J. McVeigh wrote:
> You can use NeoOffice <http://www.neooffice.com> to convert documentsHaven't used MacLinkPlus since it was bundled with the System, circa
> between Word and WP, or MacLinkPlus
System 8.1 I think. Probably works well.
NeoOffice, on the other hand, does a good job of converting
WordPerfect documents **TO** .odt, but cannot output WordPerfect
format **FROM** that. It uses an open-source converter called libwpd,
which converts one way only.
When I get WordPerfect files for translation, because I do all my
translations in Déjà Vu (which doesn't read WP) I read them into Neo-
and/or OpenOffice, save as .odt and import that. On output, back in
OOo, I save as Word 97/2000/XP format and open the resulting .doc
files in WordPerfect (9 or 10). Of course, this does mean keeping a
copy of WP on my system; however, it uses only open-source
converters, neither Corel's nor Microsoft's, except at the very end,
and produces quite small, idiomatic WP files - indeed, the last one I
did was 35.4 K as received, and the file I sent back was only 9.5 K !
All other workflows I've tried have produced significant bloat.
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